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Freelance, London based Interior Designer. Passionate about the opportunity to create interiors that inspire and work practically for businesses and individuals.

My background in fashion and textiles has meant I have always been exposed to the world of design and its evolving trends. Its close links to interiors have helped further my understanding of the discipline and strengthen my passion for both.


I've always loved looking at beautiful things. From an early age the texture and colour of a fabric, the cut of a garment led me to a career in fashion. This grounding has further helped develop my passion; that of interiors and the overall effect it has on our wellbeing.


Saphia was a joy to work with. I was really stuck for ideas for a key room in the house when I contacted a few interior designers. I went with Saphia as she genuinely seemed to care about what I wanted. She took time to listen, come up with ideas and suggestions and take me in directions I would not have considered based on really getting to know me. She's passionate about her work and that comes across in the energy and ideas she brings. She helped source furniture, pictures and soft furnishings, alway professional and striving to get the best deals. I would absolutely recommend Saphia and will absolutely work with her again. With thanks.Read More

I would have given up a long time ago with the difficulties in sourcing products, getting designs and general delivery times. However, Saphia persevered and without her help the job never would have been done.Read More

Saphia listens carefully to the brief, is great fun to work with and came up with numerous sourcing options and recommended local specialists for my project.Read More

Punctual, able to follow a brief, excellent attention to detail and presentation skills. Enthusiastic and brings more ideas than those requested.Read More

Saphia is highly creative and provided me with many ideas when I have been short of inspiration. She is great at listening to what you want and feeding back rather than just giving her own opinion. She is passionate about interior design and as a result is emersed in it which means her ideas are always on trend. She takes into account your own style and observes your surroundings to give a personal approach. She is the kind of person who will always give 100% to her job. On top of all that she is great fun to work with. I would recommend her highly.Read More

Saphia is an excellent interior designer who has helped me with sourcing and establishing looks together for my home. I will definitely use her again!Read More



Episode 20: Shades and Coffee with Saphia Sheikh - Urban Retreat Interiors

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